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in the ocean levels made the damage worse when hurricane sandy hit the east coast and took so much away from us. the big question is the future, of course, and a new kind of normal for all of those living along the water. it is where we begin tonight, our chief environmental affairs correspondent, anne thompson has more on what we learned. >> reporter: well, the information comes from a group of international scientists, brian and shows we're living climate changes in real time. this july was the warmest month on record. and tonight, there is new information that reveals just how fast the world's ice sheets are melting. the numbers are staggering. 344 billion metric tons of ice melting in antarctica and greenland a year. the weight of more than a million empire state buildings, the information was published in the journal, from researchers who looked at the data gathered over the last 20 years. creating what they say is the most accurate picture of melting. in antarctica, the east region is gaining ice, but it is not enough to make up for the loss on the rest of the continent. in greenland, it
. this is abc news, washington. >> let's go back and talk about the storm coming in. sandy is in for spencer tonight. this is a doozy. >> it is going to be indeed da dan. it's already starting to intensify. rainfall in santa rosa check out the winds over the higher terrain gusting 40 to 50 miles an hour. even 60 miles per hour wind gust writ now at the lower elevation we now at the lower elevation we are let's check out live doppler 7 let's check out live doppler 7 hd. becoming active. we havew 32 miles an hour out of the south east. heavy rain and strong winds for the morning strong winds for the morning rush hour. rain continues on all this moisture will only do intensify the rainfall here in the bay area so we get dumped on here. 11:00 p.m. tonight the front is approaching the north bay and we'll start to see the rainfall picking up. at 4 a.m. heaviest rain orange and yellow still centered in the north bay. notice the slow moving nature of the storm. at 6:00 a.m. it's barely pressing south and east. that's where we will see some gusty winds continuing. potential for thunde
,000. second straight drop after a super storm sandy caused a spike in claims across the northeastern united states. the storm also caused big headaches for major retailers according to folks at master card who track spending sandy kept shoppers in hard hit areas from spending estimated $4 billion in stores. today big name chains macy's targeting and kohl's weak sales in november. came despite strong black friday sales which many started on thanksgiving day itself. you have probably heard that the maker of twinkies is about to go belly up. the company wants to pay a number of high level executives nearly $2 million in bonuses. that's despite the fact that 18,000 employees are about to be out of work. you will recall hostess brands decided to shut down operations earlier this month it. it makes wonder bread, who he who hes. dingdongs. bakers union gone on strike over salary and benefit cuts. the union claims years of mismanagement ran the company into the ground. $1.8 million in bonus money wouldn't have saved the money from bankruptcy far from it but it's still a lot of mud in the eye for al
. across the northeast residents want to protect thems following superstorm sandy. >> since the election you have had the perfect storm. you had hurricane sandy. you had re-election of barack obama. you have people realizing not only is it their second amendment right but they may be in a situation where they need a firearm to protect themselves. they're coming to the realization. it is just caused up tick and a spike. last friday on black friday it was through the roof. >> reporter: according to gallup 43% of women surveyed last year report owning a gun which is a new high. the nra is reporting that over the last four or five years there has been exponential increase in women participating in safety programs and licensing programs and hunting programs. women feel safer knowing how to use guns. i can tell you some of the gun shop manufacturers are starting to market more toward women. you see the pink series what i'm wearing here and the long rifles and some are for breast cancer awareness. jon, back to you. jon: anna koiman live at a gun range in new jersey. interesting. anna, thank you
. government says that hurricane sandy had a big role in that. that could very well be. it also led to reduced wages in the month of october. a lot of construction people along those lines could not work in the middle of all this. there will be work for them when this starts to rebuild which is some sort of silver lining there. the storm affected dozens of states with the most severe damage happening in new york and in new jersey. bill: looking to see bulldozers in some of those neighborhoods unfortunately. >>> new tension in the middle east. this is cairo, egypt. this is the scene in tahrir square and almost nightfall. look at the crowd that has gathered after lawmakers approve a new constitution threatening to inflame already tense situation between the opposition and the heart-line government. steve hair gan streaming -- harrigan, streaming live in cairo, egypt the constitution already written. coming under sharp criticism. what do we know about it, steve? >> reporter: it is being criticized by opponents of this government. first of all people say it is a rush job. they basically pulled an
of those rooms were left vacant for sandy victims and have gone unused and the taxpayers will now have to foot that bill. 73%, how many americans would rather have a cash bonus instead of a holiday work party or gift. the next best thing, a raise. finally, $20,000, that's all you have to fork over for a flash mob proposal at a fancy new york city bistro, it's being auctioned off on a website. there you go. and well, the grinch may not be the only one out trying to steal your grinch this season. holiday gifts through the mail, an opportunity too tempting for them to ignore. they're intercepting thousands of packages, walking up and grabbing them off someone's doorstep and taking it home myself. running away and identity theft expert, joins us now with how to protect yourself and your gifts this holiday season. robert, nice to see you this morning. >> good morning. >> so, let's walk through some of the tips here, first you say, install a locking mailbox at home. on the inside or outside, it doesn't matter, right? >>. >> on the outside of your home, a locking you mailbox, the postal carri
're still counting ballots like in new jersey and new york because of hurricane sandy, there were some ballots -- paper ballots they couldn't get in. every day the president's margin keeps growing to the point where he's got 51% of the vote now. mitt romney, 47%. 47%. >> i think president obama's the first democrat in -- since roosevelt to break 50 and he's broken it twice, right? >> the first to do it twice. i think johnson did it once. >> of course, johnson did it once. that's right. get somebody in here that knows something. not that you don't. >> hey, thanks a lot! >> not just the politics aspect. >> that's right. of course johnson did it. obama did it twice. >> bill: so it turned out despite all of the talk ahead of time about how close this is and real nail-biter -- it turned out to be an historic win for obama. >> but none of these states were -- what's really curious is what republican polls were telling -- pollsters were telling. i talked to paul ryan the other day. he really thought they were going to win.
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